About Charm City Run Training

To Inspire and Move the Human Spirit, One Sole at a Time.

Upcoming Training GROUP START DATES

Click below to learn more and register for a training program!

Week of October 21st - Turkey Trot 5K Training

november 16th - Winter 10K training

december 7th - hat ultra marathon training (Timonium)

December 7th - Winter Marathon Training

December 14th - Boston Marathon Training

december 14th - winter trail 10K training (Annapolis)

December 14th - Winter Maintenance Program (Frederick)

December 28th - Winter Half Marathon Training

Save the dates, details coming soon!

December 21st - Winter 5K Training

our goal

At Charm City Run our goal is to safely train people from the new runner to the advanced marathoner for distance races. Our coaches and your fellow runners will help you reach your goals - whether you are aiming to finish your first 10K or achieve a new PR.

The journey is just as important as the race and we want to make it a fun and enjoyable experience which is why we think the group atmosphere is the way to train for a long run. We strive to help you achieve your goal safely by a gradual increase in your training.  We give talks on hydration, nutrition, injury prevention, and have physical therapists available during your training to help with your goals.

the story

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Fifteen years ago we had a marathon training group that consisted of about 5 people.  None were great runners. Some were better than others and experience varied.  It was perfect and everyone knew we were in it together.

Times have changed.  We now train several hundred people a season.  No matter how big the group, our mission is the same, to simply inspire you to get to your finish line.  The power of the group should not be underestimated.  The most significant inspiration will come from the people with whom you hit the track and roads.  You will befriend runners of similar speed and experience but you will be encouraged by those faster and slower than you.

Running knows no social or athletic boundaries.  Our groups consist of reporters, sales associates, executives, parents, college students, seniors, police officers, firefighters and others.  Once you meet someone at 7am for a run, it makes no difference where you came from or how you got there. The real group accomplishment is the lifelong friendships that have been created and the healthy habits that have been cultivated.

what to expect

  • Supported group runs and workouts twice a week with planned routes, hydration and companionship

  • Positive and welcoming atmosphere for runners of all levels

  • Weekly training plans

  • Access to expert coaching services and advice

  • Training premium

  • Gait analysis with footwear recommendations

  • 10% store discount at Charm City Run

  • Nutrition, gear and injury prevention education

find a group

There's a place in our groups for everyone! Find an upcoming program that meets your needs by clicking on the different distance options below.

5K Training

10K Training

Half Marathon Training

Marathon Training

Boston Marathon Training

Ultra Marathon Training

trail training

Virtual Training

Questions? We're here to help!

Whether you have a question about one of our programs, or about training itself, we're always happy to share our expertise.  Fill out the form below and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.  

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Our training programs are proudly sponsored by Brooks. Thanks for helping us go the extra mile!

Our training programs are proudly sponsored by Brooks. Thanks for helping us go the extra mile!